National Spelling Bee co-champions include youngest ever

May 27, 2016

National Spelling Bee co-champions include youngest ever

The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday night, with Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga declared co-champions after a roller-coaster finish. Thirteen-year-old Jairam ...

Music may help babies learn language skills

May 21, 2016

Music may help babies learn language skills

Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, a recent study says. U.S. researchers compared 9-month-old babies who played with toys and trucks to those who practiced banging out a rhythm during a series of play sessions. ...

May 13, 2016

Wah! East Asian words enter Oxford English Dictionary

Words most commonly heard on the streets of Hong Kong and Singapore like “yum cha” and “wah” have entered the linguistic mainstream, with the Oxford English Dictionary including them in its latest update. The terms — a type of Chinese breakfast and an expression ...